Heat-Transfer Tests of the NASA/Rockwell International Space Shuttle Orbiter (OH-84B), IH-102, and OH-105)
Final rept. 2-23 May 1979
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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Heat transfer tests were conducted on two 0.0175 scale and one 0.04 scale models of the space shuttle orbiter using the thin-skin thermocouple technique. Data were recorded at Mach numbers 3 and 4 in the AEDC-VKF Supersonic Wind Tunnel A and at Mach 8 in the Hypersonic Tunnel B. Ten model configurations were tested including each orbiter model and the two 0,0175 scale models integrated with the external tank and both solid rocket boosters. The objective of the test was to obtain heating data in regions of the orbiter where no previous data exist or where data extrapolation was not feasible. The model angle of attack ranged from -40 to 40 degrees with yaw angles varying from -15 to 10 degrees.
- Unmanned Spacecraft